Let this be a lesson to all the musicians among us. Von Johin is just a regular guy from Nashville who likes to sing the blues. He’s toured the country a bit, but recently found his biggest success in an unexpected place: Second Life. Recording studio owner by day and Second Life blues star by night, Johin just became the first person to snag a real-life recording contract through Second Life. We’re not sure if we should laugh or cry at this video of his performance (bonus points if you can identify the dancing hat-shaped creature with red tennis shoes), but we’ve gotta admit he’s pretty good. Oh, and he plays a Gibson.